50th Annual Region I Meeting

50th Annual Region I Meeting

October 20-21, 2015

Thank you for helping us celebrate Region I’s 50th Anniversary


A special thank you to the following contributors for their generous support


Abbott Molecular

Accelerate Diagnostics

Advanced Instruments, Inc.

Allergan, PLC

Anaerobe Systems


Bruker Daltonics


First Light Biosciences

Focus Diagnostics

GenMark Diagnostics

Hardy Diagnostics

i2a Diagnostics

Luminex Corporation

Nanosphere, Inc.

Quidel Corporation

Roche Molecular Diagnostics


Biofire Diagnostics, LLC

The meeting featured the following:

  • Symposia
  • Posters
  • History
  • Exhibitors
  • A 50th Anniversary Toast

Program Topics:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Vibrios Throw Us a Curve
  • Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
  • Innovative Diagnostics: An Industry Perspective
  • Threat of Emerging Pathogens on Health
  • Food Microbiomes
  • Environmental Microbiology

Location: The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA

Hosted by: The Northeast Branch and the Meeting Organizing Committee

Final Program 

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Symposium: Antimicrobial Resistance: New Drugs, Old Drugs, Interventions

Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Action Towards Control
Stuart B. Levy, MD
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Antimicrobial Resistance: The Therapeutic Challenge
David C. Hooper, MD
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Antimicrobial Stewardship
Shira I. Doron, MD
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Tackling MDROs in the Clinical Laboratory
Stephen M. Brecher, MS, PhD
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Symposium: Vibrios Throw Us A Curve

The Big Three Vibrio Pathogens: A Study in Contrast
Valerie J. Harwood. PhD
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Public Health Reporting and Surveillance of Vibrio Infections in Massachusetts
Johanna Vostok, MPH
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Cutting-edge Research Takes a Slice Out of Vibrio
Joseph Park
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Symposium: Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections

Infection Control in the Ambulatory Setting
Benjamin A. Kruskal, MD, PhD, FAAP, FIDSA
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Hemodialysis – Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections
Sally Hess, MPH, CIC
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Healthcare Associated Infections in Long Term Care
Ruth Kandel, MD
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Symposium: Advanced Molecular Diagnostics

Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
Jonas M. Winchell, PhD
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Whole Genome Sequencing for TB Diagnostics at the Wadsworth Center
Kimberlee Musser, PhD
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Symposium: Threat of Emerging Pathogens on Health

Emerging Arboviruses
Laura D. Kramer, PhD
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The Threat of Emerging Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Maha R. Farhat, MD
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The Fungus Among Us
Stuart M. Levitz, MD
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Emerging Parasitic Diseases
James H. Maguire, MD
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Symposium: Current Topics in Environmental Microbiology

The Indoor Microbiome, Allergies, and Asthma
Jordan Peccia, PhD
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Everything is Everywhere, but, the Environment Selects
Donald A. Klein, PhD
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